Youth Programs Manager
Being multilingual profoundly marks every aspect of my life; from the ability to create unique connections with others, to understanding the nuances of different cultures, to enjoying the various pleasures associated with language production. It’s a journey of self-discovery and exploration.
Alan Gómez presently serves as Youth Programs Manager in the Department of Education. Alan holds an A.M. in French Studies from Brown University and an M.A. in Francophone Studies from CSU, Long Beach. Alan has also lived and studied in Corsica, Paris and Perugia. He is trained in 2nd and 3rd+ language acquisition, FLE, foreign language pedagogy and literary studies.
Prior to joining the French Library, Alan was a lecturer of French and Spanish at Bryant University where he taught language and culture, critical thinking, and writing and composition. Co-author of the innovative textbook, Juntos: French for Speakers of English and Spanish (2015), his recent scholarly contributions include the chapter Intercomprehension of the Romance Languages[...] (2020).
Classes Recently Taught
Focusing on oral comprehension and speaking, children with native or near-native French skills learn through songs, games, movement and role-plays. This course also integrates reading and writing activities with short stories and French literature.Read More
Articles by Alan Gómez
Our 10-week immersive program provided a dynamic and fun learning environment for kids (ages 3-12) and teenagers (13-17) from beginner to advanced levels to improve…Read More